By: Reeman, Douglas.

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Book Condition: Very Good

256 pp. "H.M.S. Wagtail: river gunboat. A ship seemingly at the end of her useful life, lying in the Hong Kong dockyard, awaiting her last summons to the breaker's yard. Commander Justin Rolfe: also seemingly at the end of his useful Naval life. An embittered man, brooding and angry from a court-martial verdict. Then the offshore island of Santu is threatened with invasion from the Chinese mainland. On the island: a small British community that must be brought out. Commander Rolfe and the Wagtail are ordered to the island. The job is regarded with sullen resentment by his crew, but to Rolfe, and even the ship, it is a job that offers the chance of a reprieve and a restoration of self respect." Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one crease down spine, a few small soft wrinkles on covers.


Author Name: Reeman, Douglas.

Categories: Military - Fiction,

Edition: Reprint.

Publisher: London, Arrow: 1980

ISBN Number: 009907060X

ISBN Number 13: 9780099070603

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 22629

Keywords: Hong Kong, River gunboats, Justin Rolfe, Royal Navy, RN, Santu, Evacuations, H.M.S. Wagtail, China, Chinese, Invasions, Officers, Adventure, Douglas Reeman, Alexander Kent, Naval Fiction, Military Fiction.,